Head of Buying/Senior Buyer
Do you have a passion for fashion and excellent knowledge of the market? Are you a born leader and do you love to develop people? Perhaps you have worked as a Senior Buyer for a couple of years and want to take the next step in your career? Then keep on reading because you might be the person LOAVIES is looking for.
As a Head of Buying you are responsible to execute the purpose by developing fashion and setting the trend with weekly new drops. You lead and develop your team and ensure that the department reaches the set KPIs.You work closely together with the Head of Planning to secure the buying budget.
Responsible for the strategic development and performance of the buying department
Overall responsible for the development of products in line with the LOAVIES purpose and mission, securing the brand identity.
Develop and manage relations with existing suppliers, negotiate contracts, prices and source new suppliers for future products.
Lead and develop the team.
Work to improve the purchasing processes, the ways of working, in line with LOAVIES overall governance.
Realize the buying goals within the set budget.
Build and maintain good cooperation with other dependent departments.
Develop and optimize the product range to minimize returns and optimize the stock levels.
Key competences that you need in this role:
Passion for fashion and an excellent knowledge of the market
End to end product development process
Organizational and planning skills
Leadership ability and passion for people
3-5 years as a Senior Buyer
Experience with working in a start up or scale up
Merchandise and planning experience (desirable)
LOAVIES is driven by its purpose; to inspire the young fashion-minded to be awesome, proud and confident. We do this by our fast and flexible way of working, we are setting the trend with weekly new drops to inspire the young fashion-minded and we are working hard on expanding our presence internationally. As a social media-minded online fashion brand, we already have a strong presence in the Netherlands, Belgium and France and with over one million highly active customers, we are ready to take over the world!
LOAVIES was founded 10 years ago and with our weekly new drops we are able to stay on-trend and relevant to our customers. We work together with a passionate team of 100+ professionals to design and market our collections. Our customers tell us that they love us and by expanding we want to make sure that even more young fashion-minded can enjoy our brand and feel awesome, confident and proud.
Teamwork makes the dream work - Only together we can achieve the most awesome things.
Always hungry for more - There’s nothing we can’t do! We bring our A-game and our ambition.
Livin’ in the fast lane - it’s about taking smart decisions, fast execution & always in style.
Work hard, play harder - Our squad works hard and thrives on success. We love to celebrate together.
You got it. You can make it happen, ‘cause you’re responsible.
Honesty is iconic - Speaking the truth is always in style! Stay open-minded & keep it real.
What can you expect from us?
Salary based on relevant work experience
Lease car (optional)
25 vacation days plus an extra day off on your birthday
A fully catered healthy lunch every day
The chance to join our bootcamp three times a week for free
Ready to be a part of the LOAVIES adventure? We look forward to hearing from you! Please make sure to apply in English.
Good to know
Due to the holiday period, the selection will take longer (2-3 weeks). But, we obviously don't want to miss out on your amazing profile, which is why we already have the vacancy live. So definitely apply, but know that the process will take longer than you might expect. The first interviews will take place in mid-August.